elegance of history blog: History geek, avid reader and art lover. Here you will find random bits of history, book reviews and musings on art, literature, manners, life, music and anything else that interests me.
Nowadays, when a baby is born and the proud parents want to share their joy with relatives who live far away, they send them pictures via email, or upload them on facebook, or even chat via Skype. Technology has given us endless possibilities to keep in touch with our loved ones who live in a
Despite being married to Camillo Borghese, Napoleon’s sister Pauline had many lovers. Instead of conducting her affairs discreetly, she and her lovers behaved almost as if they had been a married couple and, unless people had seen pictures of her husband, they could easily mistake her latest conquest for her spouse. That’s exactly what happened
Pauline Bonaparte was considered one of the most beautiful women of her time, and she knew it. She loved to show off her body by wearing sheer dresses that didn’t leave much to the imagination but one thing she always kept covered, even when posing for paintings or sculptures such as the Venus Victrix statue
Pauline Bonaparte is a very fascinating and controversial historical figure. Napoleon’s favourite sister was charming, clever, insatiable, wild, dissolute and had lots of lovers. But she was also very loyal to her brother. When Napoleon fell, all the siblings he had placed on the thrones of one European country or another abandoned him. It was